About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

Avoiding the “Shiny Keys” of Politics

This country must stop the contentious bickering that constantly occurs in our politics. It’s time to put aside minor differences and get back to building this country into what we all know it can be. It may take a while in … Continue reading

How the GOP is Screwing Itself

There is a very real reason Trump’s never-ending parade of impeachable offenses and his lame-ass defense coming from the Republican leadership have come to be known as “stupid Watergate.” All of these people are not just a little moronic; they … Continue reading

We Have to Stop Being Puppets

Imagine, if you will, that the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton featured the Clinton Legal team blocking all witnesses and all documents – and even better, all previously uncovered evidence – from being used in his trial. If you … Continue reading

The GOP That Used to Be is No More…

I first started getting into politics in 1972, when I was 14. Back then, my original mentor was a Republican Senator. At the same, I was doing a little grunt work for George McGovern; you know, just getting their coffee … Continue reading

What Are We Waiting For? Let’s DO THIS!

What is it about modern liberals/progressives, that they feel it’s a form of activism to throw up their hands and proclaim “there’s nothing we can do!” For anything that Republicans refuse to do, or at least do right. I mean … Continue reading

Post-Trump, We Have to Return to High Standards

It wasn’t all that long ago that anyone who even ran for president was expected to have at least some sense of personal decorum and at least some sense of dignity. For example, in the job, George W. Bush committed … Continue reading

Being a “Political Junkie” is a Luxury Many Cannot Afford

For nearly 250 years now, we have lived in one of the most stable democracies in world history. We are still that, but there are signs that such stability may be in trouble. And the reason for that is actually … Continue reading

Democracy – Use It or Lose It

Many Americans are extremely over-stressed right now, and a major reason for that is Donald Trump and his tendency to treat democracy as an afterthought. That said, this has been a major tendency of the Republican Party for almost a … Continue reading

Getting a Progressive Government is Easy. Here’s How…

After every post where I suggest that getting a Democratic majority is phenomenally easy, I get lots of “fan mail” from professional lefties who promise me it’s easier said than done. As usual, they’re wrong. There are two things that … Continue reading

The GOP is Dying, But They Need Our Help

You may not realize it fully – certainly, modern Republicans don’t realize it – but the fact of the matter is, the current incarnation of the Republican Party is essentially dead. It’s been a zombie party for more than a … Continue reading